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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Delirium

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Delirium

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Rosemary Browne, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
20204
Date Posted: 
03/01/2018
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/01/2018
Abstract: 

"Delirium" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. State the symptoms of delirium
  2. Differentiate delirium from dementia
  3. Identify the best test for diagnosing delirium
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Content Categories: 
Geriatric Competencies: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:38am
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:39pm
Expires 6mos Email Date: 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:16am
Expired Email Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 4:47pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH lvitkus@aging.arizona.edu


Suggested Citation:
Dr. Rosemary Browne. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Delirium. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20204